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November 2016

Presentation on „Dual VET “ now available in 10 languages

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Presentation on „Dual VET “ now available in 10 languages

The GOVET presentation on Dual VET is now available in Farsi. It gives an overview of the core elements of dual VET. GOVET now offers the presentation in 10 languages.

September 2016

OECD study confirms the efficacay of the German VET system

Monday, September 19, 2016

OECD study confirms the efficacay of the German VET system

The recent OECD study “Education at a Glance” shows: Germany is well ahead in terms of youth employment. According to the study this is, among others, due to the well-established German VET system.

Conference on the implementation of the strategy for international cooperation in Vocational Education and Training
Cooperation in VET from a scientific point of view: Prof. Pilz, University of Cologne
©Sepehr Shahin/GOVET

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Conference on the implementation of the strategy for international cooperation in Vocational Education and Training

Three years ago the strategy of "one-stop VET cooperation" was adopted by the Federal Government. 50 representatives of organisations involved in VET cooperation have met in Berlin. The aim was to discuss the progress, what needs to be done and how collaboration in VET should be developed.

July 2016

Opening of the SLGTI center of excellence for training in Northern Sri Lanka
© Sujeewa de Silva

Friday, July 29, 2016

Opening of the SLGTI center of excellence for training in Northern Sri Lanka

The SLGTI will function as a centre of excellence for technical and vocational education and training for Sri Lankan youth from all across the country. It will help to prepare them for a successful transition into the labour market and gain meaningful employment.

VET cooperation and diplomatic relations
©phototek/Auswärtiges Amt

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

VET cooperation and diplomatic relations

German embassies and Consulate Generals are regularly the first point of contact in their respective host countries and this also applies in the case for VET cooperation. As a result of the increasing interest worldwide, the Embassies and Consulate Generals have developed their expertise.

Visit by delegation from East African countries
©giz

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Visit by delegation from East African countries

GOVET leads a specialist discussion on dual vocational education and training and on issues relating to the transfer of vocational education and training with government and business representatives from East African countries.

GOVET supports Georgian education and training reform
Signing of the letter of intent
©BMBF/Hans-Joachim Rickel

Friday, July 22, 2016

GOVET supports Georgian education and training reform

Georgia is reforming its education and training system in order to improve the quality of products and services. Federal Education Minister Wanka assures her Georgian counterpart Jejelava of German support.

GIZ supports development of a Master Degree study program
MOU Signing Ceremony/©GIZ

Thursday, July 14, 2016

GIZ supports development of a Master Degree study program

Germany, through its development cooperation, supports the South Caucasus region to achieve further progress in sustainable economic development by the program "Private sector development South Caucasus" implemented by GIZ on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

From the Munich Allianz Arena to world champions
©Allianz Arena

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

From the Munich Allianz Arena to world champions

The German-Russian VET collaboration has been an example of successful cooperation for many years. On 7 June, the departments of education from both countries met together with other stakeholders in Munich. The Russian delegation used the visit in order to look at examples of best practice.

June 2016

Myanmar and Germany prepare the next phase of development cooperation in TVET
Apprentice at a training institution in Myanmar. ©Lassig/GOVET

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Myanmar and Germany prepare the next phase of development cooperation in TVET

For developing its TVET system, Myanmar is working closely together with Germany. Currently, the ongoing Technical Cooperation, implemented by GIZ, is being evaluated and a new project prepared – with contribution of GOVET.

Vocational education and training - an important and future-oriented issue in the German-Mexican relationship

Monday, June 20, 2016

Vocational education and training - an important and future-oriented issue in the German-Mexican relationship

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier travels to Mexico on 6 June for the start of the country's Year of Germany. In light of this, Ms Martina Klumpp, head of the Business and Global Issues department at the German Embassy in Mexico City, outlines the prospects.

EU partner countries set themselves new goals

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EU partner countries set themselves new goals

Three years after the signing of the Berlin Memorandum, representatives from Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, and Slovakia met to attend a multilateral workshop. The aims of the event were to review the success of the Memorandum and officially launch a multilateral peer learning platform.

Vocational Education and Training - a European Challenge: the German-Italian approach

Monday, June 13, 2016

Vocational Education and Training - a European Challenge: the German-Italian approach

Germany and Italy agree on the next steps for the collaboration in vocational education and training. On 3 May, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka and her Italian counterpart Stefania Giannini signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Lake Como in Villa Vigoni.

TVET in Viet Nam: GIZ and Communist Party organise joint conference
Dr. Nguyen The Duc (third from left) expressed the wish to intensify the long-standing cooperation between the Communist Party and GIZ.©giz

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

TVET in Viet Nam: GIZ and Communist Party organise joint conference

How can the quality of TVET be improved to meet the needs of skilled workers of the industrial zones of Viet Nam? This question was discussed at the conference "Reform of the Training of Manpower for Industrial and Economic Zones of Viet Nam", which took place in Ho Chi Minh City on 26th May 2016.

May 2016

USA and Germany strengthen collaboration in vocational education and training

Monday, May 23, 2016

USA and Germany strengthen collaboration in vocational education and training

As part of the Hanover trade fair, an important podium discussion took place on 25 April 2016 entitled "Innovation & skilled workers: How US vocational education and training draws on the German dual education system".

ADB Annual Meeting in Frankfurt
BMZ Minister Müller, BMZ State Secretary Fuchtel and ADB President Nakao during the tour through the City of Sustainability at the ADB Annual Meeting. ©GOVET/Schlich

Friday, May 20, 2016

ADB Annual Meeting in Frankfurt

Germany hosted the Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank for the first time. VET was one of the main topics of the event, resulting in an agreement to expand the cooperation between Germany and ADB in this field. GOVET was represented at the Annual Meeting with an information stand.

The new TVET Report Viet Nam 2015 - developed in the frame of Vietnamese-German cooperation
"Focusing on CoEs means focusing on a very important system component that serves to enhance the quality of a skilled workforce”, stated Dr Nguyen Hong Minh, General Director of GDVT

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The new TVET Report Viet Nam 2015 - developed in the frame of Vietnamese-German cooperation

The annual TVET Report Viet Nam is result of a successful trilateral cooperation between NIVT, GIZ and BIBB. Key topic of the 2015 Report are Centres of Excellence. At a workshop in Hanoi, the BIBB shared expertise on Inter Company Training Institutes in Germany.

April 2016

VET collaboration with Russia

Friday, April 22, 2016

VET collaboration with Russia

GOVET has been providing specialist support to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the vocational education and training cooperation with Russia for many years.The activities for 2016 were agreed with the partners in Moscow in March.

Bonn/Rhein-Sieg students investigate occupational safety in Italy

Monday, April 11, 2016

Bonn/Rhein-Sieg students investigate occupational safety in Italy

Students from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University examined the implementation of occupational safety in Italian companies. The challenges addressed by Italian education and training reform included occupational safety in addition to attracting companies to participate in company-based training.

March 2016

Round table at state secretary level in Berlin on 3 March

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Round table at state secretary level in Berlin on 3 March

The themes of the round table for international collaboration in vocational education and training at state secretary level which took place on the 3 March in Berlin were the refugee situation both within Germany and beyond, the opening of Iran and the UNESCO recommendation relating to VET.